R PREMDASA STADIUM, COLOMBO

R PREMDASA STADIUM(COLOMBO)

The R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPS) also known as Khettarama Stadium, Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium or simply as the Premadasa Stadium) is a cricket stadium on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The stadium was, before June 1994, known as the Khettarama Cricket Stadium and is today one of the main venues where the Sri Lankan cricket team play, having hosted more than 100 one day international matches. It is the largest stadium in Sri Lanka with a capacity of 35,000 spectators. It has hosted the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 finals between Sri Lanka and West Indies, 2002 ICC Champions Trophy finals between Sri Lanka and India and first semi final of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. This was where the highest Test score in the history was recorded; 952 by Sri Lanka against India. With capacity exceeding The Lord's stadium in England, the stadium is known as the "home of Sri Lankan cricket"

R PREMDASA STADIUM(COLOMBO) Pitch Report

The Pitch here in the R Premadasa Stadium is reported to not generate a lot of pace. Rather, the pitch slows down in the later half of the match which makes batting here even more difficult. It is not a flat track like the one in Galle.

R PREMDASA STADIUM(COLOMBO) Pitch Report

Test Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The venue is best remembered for holding the world record for the highest Test total – 952/6 declared by Sri Lanka against India in 1997/1998. Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya scored 340 and Roshan Mahanama 225 in this game. The pair shared a partnership of 576 for the second wicket, which was then the highest for any wicket in a Test Match. This venue is not known for having a deck that produces a lot of pace, and it's not a flat track like the one in Galle, which saw both sides pad their batting averages nicely on the way to a stalemate. In last 10 years total 2 test matches played in this ground and both the matches won by bowling first team

Here are last 2 tests matches average scores of both Innings at R PREMDASA grounds:

Test Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 298 runs

Test Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 346 runs

Test Matches 3rd Innings Average Score – 321 Runs

Test Matches 4th Innings Average Score – 275 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

R PREMDASA STADIUM(COLOMBO) Pitch Report

ODI Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

When it comes to the ODI Records of the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, the ground is a low scoring venue. It can be seen from the records that the teams batting second generally suffer here. The average score of the teams batting second here is 195 which is quite low. Whereas, the 1st innings average score is seen to be 235 which is comparatively better. Besides the average scores of both the innings, the records say that the highest total ever chased here is 288. Hence, it’s clear that batting here in the 2nd half of the match is not an easy task. In last 10 years, Out of the total 41 matches played here, the teams batting first have won 20 matches whereas the teams batting 2nd have won 21.

Here are last 5 ODI matches average scores of both Innings at R PREMDASA grounds:

ODI Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 257 runs

ODI Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 223 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

R PREMDASA STADIUM(COLOMBO) Pitch Report

T20I Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

The pitch on this ground has helped batters and spin bowlers in the past and fans should thus expect some high-scoring encounters. The pitches are slow in pace and low in bounce with the pitches being flat. The dew factor is a big deciding factor in teams wanting to bat second on this ground.Being away from the sea, the dew plays a crucial role as the ball gets difficult to hold resulting in match-winning run chases in white-ball format. The stadium has played host to 36 T20I matches in last 10 year so far, The pitch at this venue assists the batsmen. In the 36 T20Is played on this ground, the team batting first has won the match 16 times and  chasing team won 20 times.

Here are last 5 T20I matches average scores of both Innings at R PREMDASA grounds:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 120 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 115 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

R PREMDASA STADIUM(COLOMBO) Pitch Report

LANKA PREMIER LEAGUE Match Pitch Report and Toss Factor:

In the 20 T20Is played on this ground, the team batting first has won the match 11 times and  chasing team won 8 times. In this ground which team won the toss they decided to bat first. This is batting friendly ground.

Here are last 5 T20 matches average scores of both Innings at MAHINDA RAJPAKSA grounds:

T20I Matches 1st Innings Average Score – 154 runs

T20I Matches 2nd Innings Average Score – 117 runs

LAST 10 YEARS OUTCOME

 

ODI Stats

  • Total matches
    46
  • Matches won batting first
    21
  • Matches won bowling first
    25
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    248.80
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    207.50
  • Highest total recorded
    375
  • Lowest total recorded
    104
  • Highest score chased
    291
  • Lowest score defended
    184

T20 Stats

  • Total matches
    56
  • Matches won batting first
    27
  • Matches won bowling first
    28
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    152.40
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    130.60
  • Highest total recorded
    215
  • Lowest total recorded
    69
  • Highest score chased
    214
  • Lowest score defended
    129

Test Stats

  • Total matches
    2
  • Matches won batting first
    0
  • Matches won bowling first
    2
  • Average 1st Inns scores
    298.0
  • Average 2nd Inns scores
    346.0
  • Average 3rd Inns scores
    321.0
  • Average 4th Inns scores
    275.50